OKLAHOMA CITY — “I’m so blessed, and I’m able to go house.”
These have been the ultimate phrases that Pleasure McMillon stated to Scott Younger, worship minister for the Memorial Street Church of Christ in Oklahoma Metropolis, when Younger visited her within the hospital.
McMillon, a counselor, trainer and encourager of numerous Christians worldwide, suffered a stroke and was identified with leukemia simply earlier than her dying on Dec. 10. She was 81.
“Pleasure was one of many biggest ladies our church has ever recognized — a pillar on this church, on this group for a lot of, many, a few years,” stated Phil Brookman, preaching minister for the Memorial Street church. For individuals who knew her, McMillon offered a “breathtaking portrait of the gentleness and the knowledge of God,” Brookman stated.
Amongst her many roles — in instructing and in ministry — McMillon served as a reporter and editor for The Christian Chronicle. As just lately as final month she proofread pages for the newspaper. She additionally helped with processing items for the Chronicle, a world newspaper for Church buildings of Christ.
She was born Oct. 15, 1941, in Wichita Falls, Texas, and grew up in Midwest Metropolis, Okla. She attended Oklahoma Christian School (now College), graduating in 1963 with a bachelor’s diploma. She earned a grasp’s from Central State School (now the College of Central Oklahoma).
She married Lynn A McMillon on Sept. 1, 1962. She taught English and supported her husband as he attended graduate college in Memphis, Tenn., and later at Baylor College in Texas.
Her husband’s profession introduced him to Oklahoma Christian College, the place Pleasure served in a wide range of roles and ministries, accumulating almost 40 years of service unfold throughout seven a long time. She labored as an teacher of English and a public relations officer. For almost a decade she served as coordinator of the Oklahoma Christian Ladies’s Affiliation (OCWA).
Shortly after the college acquired The Christian Chronicle in 1981, Pleasure served because the newspaper’s managing editor and later as affiliate editor. After stepping again from that function, she continued to function an administrative assistant.
She was an energetic member of the Memorial Street church. For 16 years she directed and delivered the primary weekly lesson for the church’s Middle for Ladies’s Bible Research. She was a extensively sought-after presenter at ladies’s conferences and nationwide occasions. She and her husband additionally performed marriage enrichment seminars for church teams nationally.
She made 32 worldwide journeys, most of which concerned instructing, mission oversight and encouragement. She and her husband led 4 worldwide campaigns of Oklahoma Christian college students to Australia, Greece and England.
She and a good friend as soon as owned and operated a consignment gown store, dubbed The Snooty Fox. They joked that they wore extra of the garments than they offered.
She and her husband just lately celebrated their 60th anniversary. Different survivors embody their sons, Jeff (Sydney) McMillon of Tulsa and Greg (Regina) McMillon of Edmond, Okla.; grandchildren Shelby (Michael) Cooper of Oklahoma Metropolis, Savannah (Jordan) Phillips of Edmond, Hannah McMillon of Edmond, Haley McMillon of Edmond (engaged to Walker LaRue), Caden McMillon of Edmond, Sydney Massey of Shawnee and Kaylea Massey of Edmond.
Pleasure McMillon had a coronary heart for missions and was a longtime supporter of the Village of Hope, a ministry that serves orphans and at-risk kids in Ghana, West Africa. In lieu of flowers, items could also be despatched by Heartbeat for Hope, a nonprofit that helps the Village of Hope. Make donations on-line or mail checks to Heartbeat for Hope, P.O. Field 2071, Edmond, OK 73083.